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A chokehold on Phnom Penh’s traffic
Sok Chan

In a city of two million, Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, with an annual average population growth rate of 3.33 percent, is no stranger to daily traffic congestions that choke its main thoroughfares.

Maybank Tower, the headquarters of Maybank which is one of the government-linked companies (GLCs), is seen in Kuala Lumpur April 5, 2013. Reuters UK

Maybank reaches out to SMEs with a human touch

In most developing countries, the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector is often the backbone of the economy, propping up larger industries with sustainable and steady supply.

A Maersk Line container ship prepares to depart port in Long Beach, California, U.S. July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Global economic slowdown to rattle South-east Asia

A projected slowdown across major global economies in 2019 is a drag on the demand outlook for the entire South-east Asian region, where many developing and emerging nations rely on exports to power growth.

Rise of the superapps
Tomas Pokorny

2019 promises to be an exciting year indeed. Since 2017, Cambodia’s nascent fintech sector has quickly grown and developed, and this has come alongside the continued growth and development of fintech and financial services in the Kingdom in general.